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Düsseldorf creates cosmopolitan buzz with cultural programme

Düsseldorf creates cosmopolitan buzz with cultural programme

Düsseldorf dazzles with its outstanding infrastructure and modern architecture, cultivating its traditions and creating a cosmopolitan buzz with its cultural programme. From exclusive shopping on Königsallee – one of Europe’s most luxurious shopping avenues – to a cultural mecca, or from the historical Altstadt (Old Town) with its 260 bars and restaurants to the modern MediaHarbour with its unique architectural masterpieces, the Rhine metropolis serves everyone’s taste

472378_num1059935Düsseldorf’s Rhine embankment Promenade is regarded as one of the most beautiful of esplanades. In spring, crocuses blossom along the Rhine River, making it a perfect place to relax. The many cafés and bars beckon with delicious coffee and cake or a cool and refreshing Altbier, Düsseldorf’s dark, top-fermented beer.

472378_num1059938Between the traditional Altstadt and the modern MedienHafen (MediaHarbour), and located directly beneath the Rhine Embankment Promenade, until 14 June the museum ‘KIT’ (Kunst im Tunnel) will be showing the exhibition ‘Terra Incognita – Contemporary Perception of Landscape’. In an unusual exhibition space nestled between two major road tunnels, the museum will show works by Jocelyn Catterson, Daniel Gustav Cramer, Alex Grein and many more. The exhibition focuses on the current trend among young artists to address the subject of landscape as precisely as possible, yet still subjectively.

472378_num1059937At the same time, Wim Wenders, who was born in Düsseldorf in 1945 and is internationally renowned primarily for his movies such as Wings of Desire, Paris Texas and The Salt of the Earth, will show his works at Museum Kunstpalast. From 18 April to 16 August, the exhibition ‘Wim Wenders – 4 REAL and TRUE 2’ will focus on a selection of 80 large-scale photographs and panoramic pictures in collaboration with Wenders Images and the Wim Wenders Foundation. Unlike the filmmaker, the photographer Wenders dispenses with modern technological means. His photographs, which, in the truest sense of the word, he regards as an interaction of light (phos) and painting (graphein), are analogue creations, made without artificial lighting and without tripod.

472378_num1059936From 21 to 24 May, the 23rd Düsseldorf Jazz Rally will take place, when Düsseldorf will again transform into a swinging and dancing city. Visitors will be able to experience four days of concerts. A variety of musical styles – the trademark of the Düsseldorf Jazz Rally – and extraordinary artists will characterise Germany’s largest jazz festival. Alongside jazz, the Rally will also be offering related styles such as funk, foul, blues and rock.

For Wim Wenders’ 70th birthday, DMT is offering non-locals a culturally exciting time with the ‘4 REAL & TRUE 2’ package, which simultaneously provides an easy way to get to know the metropolis in spring. The hotel package can be booked for as little as €79 per person. It includes one overnight stay in a double room including breakfast, a ticket to the Wim Wenders exhibition, a Düsseldorf info pack and the DüsseldorfCard, which grants free travel on all public transport in the city along with a variety of concessions and discounts on admission to leisure and cultural facilities.

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Mike Cowton

Michael Cowton, an outdoors writer, editor and photographer with a passion for nature-based travel and wildlife. He is a former editor of EcoTravel, Outdoor Pursuits, Camping, Lakeland Walker and Which Motorcaravan magazines, and national newspaper journalist.

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